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View Poll Results: Which US City has the prettiest botanical gardens?
Omaha Botanical Gardens - Omaha 4 5.56%
United States Botanical Gardens - Washington, D.C. 3 4.17%
Missouri Botanical Gardens - St. Louis 4 5.56%
Como Park - St. Paul 0 0%
Belle Isle - Detroit 0 0%
Boston Public Gardens - Boston 5 6.94%
Atlanta Botanical Gardens - Atlanta 4 5.56%
Middleton Place - Charleston, South Carolina 2 2.78%
Bartram's Gardens - Philadelphia 2 2.78%
Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens - Akron, Ohio 0 0%
New York Botanical Gardens - New York City 6 8.33%
Highland Park - Rochester, New York 1 1.39%
Krohn Conservatory - Cincinnati 0 0%
Franklin Park Conservatory - Columbus, Ohio 1 1.39%
Sarah P. Duke Gardens - Durham, North Carolina 0 0%
Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens - Richmond 0 0%
Red Butte Garden & Arboretum - Salt Lake City 2 2.78%
Rio Grande Botanic Gardens - Albuquerque 19 26.39%
San Francisco Botanical Gardens - San Francisco 10 13.89%
Denver Botanic Gardens - Denver 1 1.39%
White River Gardens - Indianapolis 2 2.78%
Des Moines Botanical Center - Des Moines 1 1.39%
Olbrich Botanical Gardens - Madison, Wisconsin 1 1.39%
Mitchell Park Holticultural Conservatory - Milwaulkee 0 0%
Bellevue Botanical Gardens - Bellevue, Washington 0 0%
Dallas Arboretum & Gardens - Dallas 3 4.17%
Cheekwood Botanical Gardens - Nashville 1 1.39%
Leach Botanical Gardens - Portland, Oregon 0 0%
Cornell Plantations - Ithaca, New York 0 0%
Cylburn Arboretum - Baltimore 0 0%
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Old 07-18-2008, 11:18 AM
 
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Where are the great sub-tropical gardens? Fairchild in Miami & Huntington in LA/Pasadena. One of the most beautiful is Balboa Pk & zoo in San Diego.

Couldn't vote for any on the list due to oversight of not including warm-climate botanical gardens that stay green & flowering all year long.
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Old 07-18-2008, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM - Summerlin, NV
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The Rio Grande Botanic Gardens, Albuquerque New Mexico






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Old 07-18-2008, 11:36 AM
 
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On the list I've been to Como & Cheekwood. Of those I prefer Cheekwood which I thought was really nice.

I also like the Desert Botanical Gardens out here in Phoenix - although I've heard good things about some preserve or something down by Tucson.

I should be able to post some pics this weekend of Phoenix & Cheekwood .......... if I remember
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Old 07-18-2008, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Yeah, me too Go Ne. Out of the one and only I've been to, I'd have to say Chicago wins by a longshot.
Yeah, where are the Chicago Botanical Gardens or the Morton Arboretum on the list?
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Old 07-18-2008, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM - Summerlin, NV
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Albuquerque Botanic Park

To the left the second performing stage, and to the far right the Beautiful Butterfly Pavilion

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Old 07-18-2008, 11:59 AM
 
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WOW! i remember the Butterfly Pavilion it was so freakin amazing!
i think albuquerque is the only bio park to have such a butterfly pavilion!!

i also remember they would have concerts on fridays and weekend there too..

ALBUQUERQUE WINS!!!!!!!! BIG TIME!!
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Old 07-18-2008, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM - Summerlin, NV
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ALBUQUERQUE WINS!!!!!!!! BIG TIME!!
Oh hell ya.. and our zoo too..
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Old 07-18-2008, 01:14 PM
 
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3 votes for Omaha? Really? If you've never been to any other botanical gardens then how and why are you voting for them as the prettiest? Typical small-minded mentality of a few certain posters...
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Old 07-18-2008, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Up North
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how could there not be one place in Florida on this poll?

Florida can sustain many tropical, african, caribbean, etc. botanicals.

I visited one Botanical Graden in Miami Beach and it was fantasic.
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Old 07-18-2008, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM - Summerlin, NV
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Looks like Albuquerque is winning
freakin exciting!!
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